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Luci

Hi, I’m Luci Hindmarsh. I started working on Mums Make Lists not long after I became a mum.

Mums Make Lists is packed with ideas and tips to help you effectively manage and organise your home and family life.

I’m big on green-living, zero waste and environmentally friendly solutions, so you’ll find this flowing through all the content.

Let me show you how to simplify family life, so that you can create time and space to thrive rather than just survive.

CHRONICALLY DISORGANISED? YOU MIGHT JUST BE A GENIUS!!

CHRONICALLY DISORGANISED? YOU MIGHT JUST BE A GENIUS!! Something I notice a lot from talking to people who consider themselves disorganised or not organised enough, is that they are often quite down on themselves for it.  This is especially true of working women with kids who are trying to juggle work, family home and parenting. …

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HOW TO USE TRELLO FOR FAMILY ORGANISATION AND KISS GOODBYE TO STICKY NOTE HELL!

HOW TO USE TRELLO FOR FAMILY ORGANISATION AND KISS GOODBYE TO STICKY NOTE HELL! Let me try and set the scene: You are in desperate need of finding a way to be more organised when it comes to family life. Your current ‘system’ – and that’s a very loose term for it – involves sticky …

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EASY MEAL PLANNING TIPS TO GET STARTED WITH MEAL PLANNING

Need to be more organised with family meals, but don’t know how? Here are some simple meal planning tips to help you get on track with planning family meals. EASY MEAL PLANNING TIPS Meal planning is a fantastic concept. I first got into meal planning a couple of years ago, when I reached peak ‘what …

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HOW TO SPEND LESS TIME CLEANING… AND HAVE MORE TIME TO DO THE STUFF YOU REALLY WANT TO BE DOING

HOW TO SPEND LESS TIME CLEANING… AND HAVE MORE TIME TO DO THE STUFF YOU REALLY WANT TO BE DOING Do you find that sometimes the most daunting thing about cleaning your house is thinking about how much time it’s going to take? Time that you really don’t have spare… or don’t want to have …

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THE SMART WAY TO CLEAN YOUR HOUSE FAST THAT WILL FREE UP YOUR TIME

THE SMART WAY TO CLEAN YOUR HOUSE FAST THAT WILL FREE UP YOUR TIME So you want and need to have a family home that is clean. That’s a given. But you’re not happy with the amount of time and effort it takes to get it clean. Especially when the cleaning has to fit in …

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WHY A CLEANING CADDY WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND BRAIN BANDWIDTH

WHY A CLEANING CADDY WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND BRAIN-BANDWIDTH I never thought I’d be the kind of person to have a cleaning caddy. I thought they were for the Mrs Hinchs and Queen of Cleans of this world. The cleaning influencers, or ‘cleanfluencers‘ as they’ve been dubbed, who have made cleaning into an art …

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HOW TO CREATE A REALISTIC CLEANING SCHEDULE THAT ACTUALLY WORKS

HOW TO CREATE A REALISTIC CLEANING SCHEDULE THAT ACTUALLY WORKS If you’ve landed on this post there’s a good chance you’re feeling more than a little bit stressed about getting your family home clean and keeping it clean. You’re likely to be juggling work with parenting and all the other stuff that life throws at …

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EASY WAYS TO SELL CLUTTER AND MAKE MONEY FROM DECLUTTERING

In this post I share my top tips for making money from decluttering, the key is to be smart and sell different things in different ways, read how… EASY WAYS TO SELL CLUTTER AND MAKE MONEY FROM DECLUTTERING I’ve put a lot of focus on decluttering this year. One thing I couldn’t bear to do …

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Easy Laundry Routine: THE BEST ROUTINE FOR YOU

Sick and tired of endless laundry or of never having anything clean to wear? You need a laundry routine that works! The trouble is there isn’t a one-size-fits-all when it comes to laundry routines. So, what you need to do is find a laundry routine that meets your needs. A routine that you will have …

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WHAT TO DO WITH UNWANTED GIFTS: 6 ways to deal with gifts you don’t want

Sometimes it really is ‘the thought that counts‘, because the gift itself is something you neither, want, need or like. But what do you do when you’ve been given something that you know you’ll never use? Here are 6 ideas on what to do with unwanted gifts. WHAT TO DO WITH UNWANTED GIFTS It can …

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35 DIY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS FOR HOME, DO IT YOURSELF EASY CRAFTS

Here are 35 of the best DIY Christmas decorations ideas to make for yourself and treasure forever. Nothing is more heart-warming than a homemade crafted Christmas decoration made with love. HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS We always try and make at least one batch of homemade Christmas decorations at home each year, so we’ve built up quite …

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18 Christmas cake decorating ideas

This is a roundup of some of the very best Christmas cake decorating ideas. There are ideas, inspiration and tutorials for using fondant, royal icing, buttercream and more.   The BEST Christmas cake decorating ideas Who doesn’t love a beautifully decorated Christmas cake?! Looking for inspiration for this year’s cake? You’ve come to the right place.  …

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HOW TO make Christmas less stressful

Ahhh the magic of Christmas. It’s wonderful. Well, except if you’re the one in charge of making the magic happen and are already maxed out juggling work and parenting and a hundred and one other things. Then the magic can feel more like a curse. So, if you’ve already got that slight feeling of dread …

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UNIQUE PERSONALIZED TREE ORNAMENTS for baby’s first christmas

Personalised Christmas ornaments are a lovely way to commemorate the first Christmas for your baby or as a gift for a baby you know. Here’s a selection of unique baby’s first Christmas personalised ornaments that would make any new parents feel all warm and fuzzy. UNIQUE PERSONALIZED TREE ORNAMENTS FOR BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS A baby’s …

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